The State

Enemies of the State

"Whenever citizens are seen routinely as enemies of their own government, writers are routinely seen to be the most dangerous enemies."

-- E.L. Doctorow

The most potent weapon...

"The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed."

-- Steve Biko

In a free state...

"In a free state every man can think what he wants and say what he thinks."

-- Spinoza

If you want a Big Brother...

"If you want a Big Brother, you get all that comes with it."

-- Erich Fromm

State Surveillance "almost commonplace" in UK

State surveillance has become routine. Snooping is no longer restricted to terrorism and major crime but is now almost commonplace in dealing with quite minor and mundane infringements of the law.

-- The Guardian, 02/04/08
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